“Forgotten Hollywood”- An Arabian Story…

Posted on April 5, 2016 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   Ten years into a broader hunt throughout the Arabian desert, archaeologists have unearthed a bullet they are almost 100% certain is the one Lawrence of Arabia claimed to have fired in 1917 in a guerrilla attack on the Hallat Ammar train. The item found at the site of the famed train ambush comes from a Colt automatic pistol that Lawrence, and likely no one else in his party, carried.

   Many, including his own biographers, have suspected the man originally called T.E. Lawrence wove tales too grand to be true, saying his book The Seven Pillars of Wisdom exaggerates the role he played as a liaison officer with the rebel forces during the Great Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Turks and Germans between 1916 and 1918. Critics have cast doubts on the book since it was first published in 1922.  Coincidentally, a Hejaz Railway engine nameplate was discovered just two months ago, further fortifying Lawrence’s story of the ambush.

Lawrence_in_Arabia   Peter OToole

                       T.E. LAWRENCE                                PETER O’TOOLE

   His tall tales were grand enough to inspire the 1962 epic Oscar-winning motion picture that starred Peter O’Toole in the title role, and was directed by David Lean.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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